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moving to Portland

Postby web99992002 on Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:29 am

Hi guys.

I'm currently contemplating job offers in Portland area which will pay me between 70-75k annually.

I'm wondering how far that salary will go in Portland? Im in my Late 20s. Single. No debt. No student loans.

Also any suggestions on a nice and cheaper place to live in the area? Hopefully a modern apartment. I don't mind being 30-40 minutes away from Portland as long as apartment rent is cheaper. (Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Happy Valley etc etc.)

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Re: moving to Portland

Postby [Q] on Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:56 am

I'm getting by on about 45K in southern California so you should be alright. But then again I live a simple life and don't really splurge on anything
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Re: moving to Portland

Postby Lamrock on Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:38 pm

My brother lives in Gresham, which is a suburb of Portland. He makes a little bit less than you would be making, and he's doing fine. He does seem to complain about taxes a lot though - no sales tax, but state income tax is a killer.
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